In 2014, I broke both ankles six weeks apart. I took it as a sign that I was on unstable ground and needed to look for a change. Sitting on the sofa with laptop in hand I came across CreativeLIVE an online learning platform. Some of the online courses I took taught me about; lifestyle and product photography, price my artwork, improve social media skills, and creating my own online course. Who knew that breaking bones would lead me on the path that I only dreamed about? The journey wasn't easy but it was fun, educationally, and eventually profitable. I'd been teaching art classes in person since 1998. CreativeLIVE courses taught me how to teach online. These skills catapulted part of my career in March 2020 when the world shut down due to the pandemic. Much of my in person art classes couldn't convert online, however the ones that could were in demand and kept my career afloat during a tough time. CreativeLIVE introduced me to Skillshare a platform where I started teaching and making prerecorded courses. I highly recommend both CreativeLIVE and Skillshare for life-long learners. Online teaching and learning isn't going anywhere. It's such a valuable tool on many levels.
Sandra Clarke • A Work In Progress